Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (knee) to return against Nuggets

Warriors star Klay Thompson is “good to go” Friday against the Nuggets after missing two games due to a knee injury.

“Just got to keep it moving,” Thompson said of his knee. “Mobility is good.”

Thompson initially injured himself during the Warriors’ loss to Orlando last week when he banged his knee on the floor. He was sidelined for Saturday’s 120-117 victory over the 76ers and then again Tuesday when his team fell to the Celtics, 128-95. Thompson explained that it was hard for him to sit out of those contests.

“We won in Philly, wasn’t easy to watch. Tough game against Boston. For anyone who competes at this level, you always want to be out there. It is a rigorous season — 82 games — but you want to be there for your teammates every night,” Thompson said. “Unfortunately, injuries are a part of the sport and you try to minimize those as much as possible but when you are out, you just try to make it as short as possible. … I’ve been trying my hardest to get back out there.”

Thompson, 29, is averaging 22 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from 3-point range.

The Warriors (44-20) enter Friday’s matchup at the top of the Western Conference, just one game ahead of the Nuggets (43-21).